To the Editor: Joyce contends in her recent article that “medical workforce supply levels follow a predictable, if lengthy, cycle between phases of shortage and surplus”.1 If this is the case, the scramble by the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) to find internships for graduating medical students2 represents a stunning lapse in workforce planning.
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The medical workforce in 2025: what’s in the numbers?
Michael A Bonning, William J Milford and Rob D Mitchell
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (9): 490.
Michael A Bonning, Past Chair
William J Milford, Chair
Rob D Mitchell, Past Chair
Joyce CM. The medical workforce in 2025: what’s in the numbers? MJA Open 2012; 1 Suppl 3: 6-9.
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Medical Training Review Panel twelfth report. Canberra: DoHA, 2009.
Newton K. Govt vows to expand intern places. Australian Doctor 2012; 24 Jul.
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